Program Description

The program leading to M.P.H. degree in health education and wellness coaching allows students to achieve the competencies necessary  to promote health and wellness to individuals and communities alike. The integration of health education and wellness coaching courses will provide students with a combination of cutting-edge skills in health and wellness, health education, health coaching, and whole-person care.

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Program Length

1.5 to 2 years

Possible Careers

Students who complete the curriculum may function as workplace wellness coordinators, health educators, and health coaches in a variety of public and private settings. They are academically prepared to conduct community assessments; design, implement, and evaluate health education interventions; organize health promotion efforts; and assist individuals and communities to better utilize techniques of health behavior change.

Admissions Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  2. Transcripts from all universities attended
  3. Three letters of reference
  4. Official GRE scores (note: if your cumulative undergraduate GPA is a 3.2 or higher, the GRE requirement can be waived)


Social science (two courses, which may include psychology, sociology, or cultural anthropology)

Integrating faith and health
Loma Linda University educates and encourages a balanced life by living our values of humility, compassion, justice, integrity, excellence, freedom and self- control. You will be surrounded by faculty who are committed to healthcare innovation and research while engaging your spirituality.

Expected Cost of Attendance

Academic Year 2021-2022

Year of Program: Year 1 Year 2
Tuition $30,430 $19,690
Fees $2,787 $1,858
Books & Supplies $1,600 $100
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms)
Total $34,817 $21,648


Expected costs for the 2021-2022 academic year are based on full time attendance. From year to year, increases are anticipated consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.

Estimated Living Expenses

Academic Year 2021-2022, off campus, with a roommate

Year of Program: Year 1 Year 2
Months enrolled 9 6
Room & Board $13,275 $8,850
Transportation $2,880 $1,920
Personal Expenses $2,250 $1,500


  • Amounts are what a student can apply to borrow for the number of months shown in each academic year based on living off campus with a roommate and not with a relative.
  • International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on the numbers listed here.
  • In general, to qualify for financial aid a student must be enrolled at least half time taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.